Introduction to dashboards

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Envision your data as a complex system of roads: you need to navigate the signs and signals along the way to quickly see and make meaning of the information you collect. New Relic One dashboards gather and chart the specific data you want to see, the way you want to see it, from anywhere in the New Relic platform.

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Switching to New Relic One from Insights? See our transition guide.

Why it matters

With New Relic One dashboards you can customize and understand the data you collect. Explore your data and correlate connected sources with tailored, user-friendly charts, and quickly learn the state of your system and applications for faster, more efficient troubleshooting.

Use dashboards to:

  • Drive insight with custom, high-density interactive visualizations with a consistent UI.
  • Chart all the events and attributes from everywhere across our platform. For more information, see our documentation on default data collection.
  • Add custom attributes or send custom event types to most events in order to better understand your business, and see specific details about how your customers interact with your platform, such as page views, host transactions, etc.
  • Manage your charts and dashboards easily using our quick-access CRUD menus and editing options.
  • Explore and contextualize data with advanced tooltips and zoom-in functions to monitor what your systems are doing in real time.
  • Search your dashboards for attributes and metrics.
  • Send data to your dashboards using our APIs.

See your dashboards across all New Relic

New Relic One dashboards have full backwards compatibility with the original New Relic platform, so any dashboard you have created in Insights will be automatically available in dashboards from day one. Reciprocally, when you add a new dashboard, it is also created in Insights. No further action is needed.

With New Relic One you can also view dashboards across your organization using cross-account search.

Get started with dashboards

To access dashboards, go to one.newrelic.com and click on Dashboards on the top navigation menu.

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In the dashboards index, you can view all the dashboards and data apps associated with your New Relic account. This includes the dashboards you've created within the New Relic One platform as well as the dashboards built in Insights.

From the top bar, quickly access our entity explorer as well as all New Relic capabilities, such as APM, Browser and Infrastructure monitoring, Logs, or Applied Intelligence. You can also use the core New Relic One features such as Search or Query your data that are available across the platform.

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For each dashboard, the index displays the following information:

  • Favorite status, indicated by a star
  • Name: The name of the dashboard
  • Account: The account the dashboard belongs to
  • Created by: The user who created the dashboard
  • Last edited: When the dashboard was last modified
  • Created on: When the dashboard was created

Here you can carry out the following actions:

Create a dashboard

You can easily create a dashboard in New Relic One from the dashboards index by selecting the + Create a dashboard button located at the top-right corner of the dashboards index.

  1. Name your dashboard. Names are searchable, so we recommend giving it a meaningful name (your service or application, for instance) using words that will help you locate your dashboard easily.
  2. Select the account the dashboard belongs to. Choose carefully because this action cannot be modified.
  3. Press Create to continue, or Cancel to return to the index.

By default a dashboard is created with Public - Read and write permissions. You can edit them from the settings menu once you access the dashboard.

Alternatively, you can also create a new dashboard:

  • By cloning an existing dashboard.
  • From any chart: Copy any chart from any dashboard to a new or an existing dashboard.
  • From the data explorer or the query builder: Add any chart you create from our querying features to a new or an existing dashboard.
  • From the entity explorer: Take any custom view from the entity manager over to dashboards.

To organize dashboards with multiple pages, see Add pages to a dashboard.

Clone a dashboard

Clone any dashboard by clicking the Clone dashboard button that appears when you hover over any dashboard row in the index.

You can clone any dashboard regardless of your permission levels.

The dashboard is automatically copied and the clone is added to the index. Access the new dashboard by clicking on the message that pops up on your screen.

The cloned dashboard is named like the original dashboard followed by the word "copy". For example, if you clone a dashboard named this is my dashboard, the clone will be created as this is my dashboard copy. The clone has Public - Read and write permissions.

You can edit the name and other properties of the dashboard, like the permissions, at any time.

The index displays dashboards according to sorting. To quickly find your cloned dashboard, sort the dashboards by creation date, the new dashboard appears on top.

Delete a dashboard

To delete a dashboard, hover over the dashboard row at the index until the Delete button appears. You can only delete a dashboard if you created it, or if it has Public - Read and write permissions. For more information, see the permissions information.

You can also delete a dashboard from the settings panel of the dashboard.

Mark a dashboard as favorite

Clicking the star icon next to a dashboard toggles on or off the favorites. When you favorite a dashboard, it’s grouped with other favorite dashboards at the top of the list, and appears on the New Relic One home page.

To remove a dashboard from your favorites, select the star icon again.

New Relic One doesn’t retrieve favorited dashboards from Insights.

You can search dashboards by dashboard name and author using the search box above the index.

You can also sort the dashboards in the index. By default, dashboards you edited recently are at the top of the index in both the favorited and non-favorited sections. To change this order, you can sort both sections by any of the columns in the index, your most recent sort is displayed next time you access New Relic One.

Dashboard permissions

Dashboards have three types of permissions:

  • Public - Read and write: All users have full rights to the dashboard.
  • Public - Read only: All users are able to see the dashboard, but only you have full rights to work with the dashboard. Other users can access the dashboard but are not able to edit or delete it, although they can clone it.
  • Private: Only you can see the dashboard.

When you create a dashboard using the Create a dashboard button or by cloning another dashboard, it will have Public - Read and write rights by default. Access the new dashboard to change this setting.

Organize your dashboards with tags

You can add tags using our NerdGraph, our tagging API.

You can filter your dashboards by tags, which you can use to identify users, accounts, locations, etc. Click on the tag filter to see the available tags, you can easily select one or more tags from the list to narrow down the dashboards in the index.

Key visual tools

Dashboards offer intuitive visualization features and tools for advanced data exploration and fast troubleshooting.

Consistent chart coloring

So that you can quickly see and correlate your data, facets that you apply to more than one chart in a dashboard have a consistent facet color across all the charts.

Correlated needle

When you mouse over one chart, the correlated needle overlays across all charts or data points in the dashboard at the same time. The tooltip provides the relevant data points from the selected facet, such as maximum and minimum values in a line chart. It also highlights the selected attribute in a pie chart.

Data scrubber

The chart scrubber helps you select a data point or facet in a chart when the chart is too crowded and facets are too close to each other.

Mouse along the needle to smoothly select the adjacent facets and view their associated data points. You can also lighten a heavily populated chart by unselecting one or more of the attributes that appear in the UI.

Brush to zoom

Drag to select a time segment on any chart and you automatically zoom to that time period on all the charts in the dashboard.

The time picker reflects the new period on display in the dashboard. You can return to the default or any other time settings at any time.

For more help

If you need more help, check out these support and learning resources: